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    Activities & Attractions:
    • 770 - Headquarters of Chabad Lubavitch. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/770_Eastern_Parkway
    • 770 to Ohel Bus - Every day 10:30am in front of 770, $10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohel_(Chabad-Lubavitch
    • Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Beautiful gardens. Free entry every day in the winter months of December, January & February, otherwise $18. - 990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 ~ (718) 623-7200 ~ http://www.bbg.org/
    • Brooklyn Children's Museum - The first museum in America to be dedicated specifically for children. Free entry on Sunday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, otherwise $13. - 145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 735-4400 ~ http://www.brooklynkids.org/
    • Brooklyn Museum - NYC's second largest art museum. Large collection of Egyptology. Suggested admission is $16. - 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238 ~ (718) 638-5000 ~ http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/home.php
    • Brooklyn Public Library - The main central branch of the BPL. It contains over a million books, magazine and materials. - 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238 ~ (718) 230-2100 ~ http://www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/central
    • Chabad Library - Many books and manuscripts kept here from generations ago. Beautiful place to visit. - 766 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Agudas_Chassidei_Chabad
    • Jewish Children's Museum - The largest Jewish themed museum in America. An amazing experience for all ages. $15 per person 2+. - 792 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 467-0600 ~ http://www.jcm.museum/default.asp
    • Jewish Hassidic Walking Tours - Excellent tour of CH, geared more towards the less observant to learn. Every day 10:00am, $39 per person. - 305 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 953-5244 ~ https://jewishtours.com/
    • Prospect Park & Lake - Huge park with open playing fields, running & bicycle paths, horseback riding, ice skating (seasonal), and boating (seasonal). - Brooklyn, NY ~ (718) 965-8951 ~ http://www.prospectpark.org/visit
    • Prospect Park Zoo - Nice place to visit, many exhibits and animals. $6.95 Child and $9.95 Adult. - 450 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 ~ (718) 399-7339 ~ http://www.prospectparkzoo.com/
    • The Levi Yitzchok Library - 305 Kingston Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213 ~ (718) 778-4598 ~ http://www.leviyitzchoklibrary.com/

    Airport Public Transportation Options:
    • EWR - Option 1: Take the NJT train to 34th street, connect to the 3 train. Cost $18.00 - Travel Time 1h15m.
    • EWR - Option 2: Take public bus #62 or shuttle bus to downtown Newark, connect to Path to NYC, and from there to the subway. Cost $7.10 - Travel Time 1h45m.
    • EWR - Option 3: Take the Midtown bus to Grand Central, connect to 4 train to Franklin Ave, take 3 train to Kingston Ave. Cost $20.75 - Travel Time 1h30m.
    • JFK - Get on the B15 bus, connect at new lots avenue to the 3 train. Cost $2.75 with free Metro Card transfer - Travel Time 50m.
    • LGA - Take the M60 bus to Harlem 125th street and connect there to the 4 train. Cost $2.75 with free Metro Card transfer - Travel Time 1h45m.

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    Groceries and Takeout:

    Meat Restaurants:

    Pizza:

    Sushi:

    Ice Cream & Dessert:

    Eateries OBM for Nostalgic Memories: (incomplete)
    • 21 Flavors
    • Boulevard Cafe
    • Cafe Rimon
    • Calabria
    • Dean Street Cafe
    • Empire Grill
    • Eshel Restaurant
    • Esther's Deli and Grill
    • House of Glatt
    • Izzy's Taqueria
    • Jus by Julie
    • King's Juice
    • Kingston Falafel
    • Mason & Mug
    • Natural Treats
    • Nosh World
    • Pardes
    • PHOMEN Noodle Bar
    • The Kretchme
    • Twibar Falafel
    • Zabari Bar

    Crown Heights buildings where the number is sufficient to tell the address:
    • 770 - Well, everyone in the world knows that.
    • 749 - Eastern Parkway - dormitory building across from 770.
    • 1414 - President Street - dormitory building on corner of President and Kingston.
    • 706 - Eastern Parkway - Large old residential building.
    • 701 - Empire Blvd - residential building off the corner of Albany Avenue.
    • 675 - Empire Blvd - residential building adjacent to 701.
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1400 on: May 07, 2021, 04:01:44 PM »
    Or even simpler, make it a normal thing to meet in people's living rooms :)
    (In the other thread)
    Some frum (chassidish) lubavitchers believe in this, at least for the first date. So as to start off in a chassidish house/environment.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1401 on: May 07, 2021, 04:02:06 PM »
    If biton and kabakov don't have, where is the next place to do to for a car foe shabbos?

    Thanks!
    Buggy?

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1402 on: May 07, 2021, 04:02:50 PM »
    Why isn't there a push to transform President into "snow" parking?

    Trying to throw salt....?
    I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1403 on: May 07, 2021, 04:06:53 PM »
    Or even simpler, make it a normal thing to meet in people's living rooms :)
    (In the other thread)

    There was at least one shidduch (possibly more, not sure at the moment) that had dates in my guest suite daily rental. However, my own daughters turned down the offer to have dates there.
    I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
    -- Dan

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1404 on: May 07, 2021, 04:09:09 PM »
    Buggy?
    Are they still open?
    How do I rent from them?

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1405 on: May 07, 2021, 04:09:28 PM »
    Trying to throw salt....?

    Why wouldn't you be in favor of adding dozens of spots?
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1406 on: May 07, 2021, 04:10:35 PM »
    If biton and kabakov don't have, where is the next place to do to for a car foe shabbos?

    Thanks!
    A few private ppl who rent out the car.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1407 on: May 07, 2021, 04:11:37 PM »
    A few private ppl who rent out the car.
    Like who?

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1408 on: May 07, 2021, 04:11:39 PM »
    Are they still open?
    How do I rent from them?
    Says online till 5. I would suggest calling them

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1409 on: May 07, 2021, 04:13:42 PM »
    Buggy uses getaround for short term rentals now.

    @Dan do you have a referral link for them?
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1410 on: May 07, 2021, 04:20:56 PM »
    Says online till 5. I would suggest calling them
    Do you have any more info?
    (Isn't buggy for taxi's? How does it work?)

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1411 on: May 07, 2021, 04:23:36 PM »
    NYC law forbids overnight parking of commercial vehicles on residential streets. There's logic behind that. If a vehicle is used for business purposes (rather than just commuting to work) part of the cost of doing business would be paying for a place to park it overnight. Residents should have space on their street available to them.
    So basically you're saying you can have two neighbors with the same car, both leave to work in the morning and come home and park in the evening. The one who parks his car in a parking lot at his office during the day should be able to park when he gets home but the one who uses the car for work should not be able to park. I disagree.

    Maybe he's sensitive to relatives  ;)
    lol

    I notice you didn't touch on the third rail I dared mention.
    I actually wasn't intentionally avoiding it, I just think it's basically the same as everything else. Maybe if I lived right there I would have more of an issue with it but it's basically a non-issue for me personally \_(ツ)_/

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1412 on: May 07, 2021, 04:25:31 PM »
    Do you have any more info?
    (Isn't buggy for taxi's? How does it work?)

    Since covid hot and killed the tlc rental business, they started renting their cars on a weekly and monthly basis to non tlc drivers.

    But if Kate they stopped doing that and list their cars for short term rentals on the Getaround app
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1413 on: May 07, 2021, 04:27:24 PM »


    Most bochrim (at least my friends) didn't have who to ask and ended up renting most of the time. It was really starting to add up and it would take a whole day of headspace being hopefull the car would be there (or need to leave work early to go pick up a car from a more reputable rental place).


    Also to add, they give the ability to rent by the hour which is very convenient.

    Hertz in Park slope has been a disaster since Corona, the wait time has been horrendous. Enterprise seems to not have any cars over the weekend.

     I had lots of experience with biton from released time and mizoim that I learned how to deal with them.
     

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1414 on: May 07, 2021, 04:27:44 PM »

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1415 on: May 07, 2021, 04:30:10 PM »
    Do you have any more info?
    (Isn't buggy for taxi's? How does it work?)
    Just call them. If they have they'll probably let you know.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1416 on: May 07, 2021, 04:43:16 PM »
    So basically you're saying you can have two neighbors with the same car, both leave to work in the morning and come home and park in the evening. The one who parks his car in a parking lot at his office during the day should be able to park when he gets home but the one who uses the car for work should not be able to park. I disagree.
    lol
    I actually wasn't intentionally avoiding it, I just think it's basically the same as everything else. Maybe if I lived right there I would have more of an issue with it but it's basically a non-issue for me personally \_(ツ)_/
    To clarify, I agree with you that businesses should not be parking their vehicles on residential streets. However, I think people should generally be able to park their vehicle by their house even if it is a work vehicle.
    Although once you get to bigger vehicles like trucks or mitzvah tanks things start to get questionable.

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1417 on: May 07, 2021, 04:49:50 PM »


    Hertz in Park slope has been a disaster since Corona, the wait time has been horrendous. Enterprise seems to not have any cars over the weekend.

     I had lots of experience with biton from released time and mizoim that I learned how to deal with them.

    Hertz barclays center isn't really further, and I've heard that its not such a mess.

    You gotta learn how to work with these people if you want to have a smoother experience. :)

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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1418 on: May 07, 2021, 04:51:47 PM »
    To clarify, I agree with you that businesses should not be parking their vehicles on residential streets. However, I think people should generally be able to park their vehicle by their house even if it is a work vehicle.
    Although once you get to bigger vehicles like trucks or mitzvah tanks things start to get questionable.

    Where do you draw the line when it comes to size? How about if a person's business was (hypothetically) a food cart, should that be allowed to park on a residential street?

    How about if they can't find parking by their house and park a block away on a different residential block?
    I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
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    Re: Crown Heights master thread
    « Reply #1419 on: May 07, 2021, 04:55:30 PM »


    How about if they can't find parking by their house and park a block away on a different residential block?

    Unfortunately that's just part of "by their house" in NYC..  :(